Tour Bus Happy Hour Contest

November 25th, 2012

I am writing this post here on my luxurious tour bus. YOU HEARD RIGHT MISTER! Tour bus. After years of renting minivans and driving myself around like a chump, on this tour we just loaded everything onto a giant bus and are riding from town to town like kings. We have couches and televisions!

But you know me: I’m a man of the people. I’m not going to keep this bus to myself like some power crazed egomaniac. No! I’m instead going to leverage it in a social media context, I MEAN share it with my fans. Before every show we’re going to do bus happy hours. Three randomly selected lucky show attendees (and their guests) will join me on board before the show for a happy hour featuring snacks and beverages and general bus luxury (technically it will not last an hour, and technically you don’t have to be happy).

It’s a contest you see: if you’re coming to one of these shows, tweet about that show and include its hashtag and link (use the table below). We’ll select three winners at random the day of the show. Schedules will vary, but generally we’ll try to start the party about a half an hour before doors open.

Never has spamming your friends been so potentially beneficial for you!

Date City Venue Time Hashtag Ticket Link
11/25/12 San Diego, CA Anthology 4:30 PM #JoCoAnthology http://bit.ly/JoCoHappyHourSD
11/27/12 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room TBD #JoCoStateroom http://bit.ly/JoCoHappyHourSLC
11/28/12 Denver, CO The Soiled Dove Underground TBD #JoCoSoiledDove http://bit.ly/JoCoHappyHourDenv
11/29/12 Tulsa, OK The Shrine TBD #JoCoShrine http://bit.ly/JoCoHappyHourTulsa
11/30/12 Austin, TX The Parish TBD #JoCoParish http://bit.ly/JoCoHappyHourAus
12/1/12 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s TBD #JoCoFitzgerald’s http://bit.ly/JoCoHappyHourHous
12/2/12 Dallas, TX Granada Theater TBD #JoCoGranada http://bit.ly/JoCoHappyHourDall
12/4/12 Nashville, TN 3rd and Lindsley TBD #JoCo3rd&Linds http://bit.ly/JoCoHappyHourNash
12/5/12 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse TBD #JoCoVariety http://bit.ly/JoCoHappyHourATL
12/6/12 Charlotte, NC The Visulite Theater TBD #JoCoVisulite http://bit.ly/JoCoHappyHourChar
12/7/12 Orlando, FL The Beacham TBD #JoCoBeacham http://bit.ly/JoCoHappyHourOrl
12/8/12 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theater TBD #JoCoStateTheater http://bit.ly/JoCoHappyHourStP

25 Responses to “Tour Bus Happy Hour Contest”

  1. AJ says:

    Awwww, nothing to Minnesota….. I was out of town the last time you came. :-(

  2. Mike says:

    Wow, I actually remember seeing JoCo sitting in the aforementioned nondescript rental minivan when he played Dayton years ago. Since I’m lucky to have tickets to the Houston show and we scared him away from Dayton. I’m on this.

  3. Beth Berkland says:

    Oh. Yes. My social media obsessed husband MUST DO THIS. Charlotte, no less. Must bring more people to the show, must win.

  4. Beth Berkland says:

    J, will you make me a Manhattan if we win?

  5. Renee says:

    Dang! Where was this last night in Los Angeles? :)

  6. Ryan says:

    “Awwww, nothing to Minnesota….. I was out of town the last time you came.”

    I was deployed the last time he was relatively close to St. Louis area (can’t remember if that was actually St. Louis or Chicago). Missed it by 2 or 3 days. :( Someday….

  7. Lynn says:

    JoCo lands in SLC tonight bitches! Cannot wait!

  8. Lisa says:

    8 days til the ATL, and I will be blowing up the twittersphere. Considering that I’ve only ever made one tweet and I’ll be tweeting this everyday… that should tell you something.

  9. Brad says:

    Umm.. before I go winnin some prize.. Can you describe the smell on said tour bus? ;)

  10. Paul says:

    What, no bus for City Winery in NYC? You ashamed of your home!?

  11. Barry says:

    This would **almost** be worth creating a Twitter account for, but since I don’t have one yet, nobody would see my tweet, and frankly I can’t imagine anyone wanting to know what I have to say 140 characters at a time.

  12. If you added Jacksonville FL to the list, (or need us to book it for you)… we’d broadcast your happy hour on the radio!

    Look at me bribing you? Our Tweet hits disturbing amounts of listeners.

  13. Sharp11Girl says:

    WAAAA! Why didn’t you do this in Los Angeles!

  14. This is great! Tell me, how will the lucky one be notified?

  15. Tony Christensen says:

    Just posted the tweet on twitter as instructed.

  16. Paul says:

    Looking forward to seeing you in The Music City next week. I don’t Twitter so I guess I’m out of the running for Happy Hour. Still miffed that Nashville News Channel 5 dissed you for any on-air time (they OWED me!), but you’ll show THEM because it’s gonna be The Future Soon. Mwahaha.

  17. Paul says:

    P.S. Happy Birthday and many more. And when you’re in St. Pete, make sure someone keeps an eye on your bus. The State Theater is in kind of a shady area…

  18. Raya says:

    But you’re not coming to Birmingham, AL this time… So, so sad… :(

  19. Liz says:

    Tennessee, please?

  20. Ed says:

    Frozen north of Minnesota is calling for you JoCo.

  21. Paul says:

    Liz, he’s DOING Nashville on Tuesday. Which had better be the one in Tennessee because that’s where I am.

  22. Heather Quinn says:

    Hey Jonathan,
    What no Connecticut??? You really need to come home to play in front of your childhood friends!!
    :)

  23. Simalot says:

    Heather, they’ll be in NYC at the City Winery on Dec 14. I guess it’s not likely that they’ll have a bus here to do the pre-show happy hour.

  24. Amanda says:

    Although there will be no bus in NYC, hopefully Jonathan will consider some type of happy hour thing. It’s almost like we’re being punished for going to a hometown show!

  25. Ceu Credits says:

    Nice to know about your experiences and I have been on a tour bus too. They are splendid.